Mimo Magic Touch Is A USB Monitor That You Can Use Like A Tablet

Want to experience Windows 7 on a tablet without actually buying one?  If you’re in the market for a secondary monitor, you could hit two birds throwing just one stone with the Mimo Magic Touch, a USB monitor that you can use like a Windows-powered touchscreen slate.

Over the last couple years, Mimo has built a solid rep with its ever-growing line of USB-connected displays.  This one takes it to a new level, though, integrating a multi-touch capacitive touchscreen that you can remove from its dock for pretending you just installed Windows 7 on a generic tablet you picked up from Chinatown.  Just make sure to hide the cable from your coworkers (yep, it only works when tethered — no wireless option).

The Mimo Magic Touch  is a 10.1-inch secondary monitor with 1024 x 600 resolution and a 300:1 contrast ratio.  When slotted into the base dock, the display measures 10.4 x 8.3 x 5.8 inches, which shouldn’t take up too much space from your gadget-ridden desk.  The dock is fully adjustable, allowing you to position it for ideal viewing.

It can be used as a second display panel for all Windows and Mac systems, although the multi-touch talents are only guaranteed for use with Windows 7 computers.  As with other Mimo monitors, this one doesn’t require an additional power source beyond the USB connection.

Priced at $299.99, the Mimo Magic Touch makes for a slightly pricey secondary monitor option.  If you got the cash to spare, though, that “tethered tablet” functionality could prove useful.